Ask anyone who was involved– there came a moment, just before our deadline, where we wondered: are we going to have to return nearly $2 million in donations?
Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.
This week, NCSY pulled off an incredible fundraising feat – collecting $2.1 Million in donations over a 24-hour period in an often-frenzied all-or-nothing campaign.
Ten NCSY regions had their own individual fundraising goals including NCSY Canada, Southern, Atlantic Seaboard, West Coast, New Jersey, New England and Midwest.
Each region, along with the National NCSY staff spread word of the campaign far and wide, whether it was getting donors on the phone, sending emails to their friends and family and posting incessantly to social media.
“Raising $2.1 million for NCSY will make the difference for our number one issue: inspiring our teens to carry Judaism forward,” said NCSY Development Director Jeff Korbman. “It’s not about the money. It’s about what that money will enable us to do.